5/1/2020: All Community of St. Martin gatherings, including worship services and adult ed gatherings are cancelled at least until September, 2020, because of health concerns realted to Corona Virus.  For now, Community of St. Martin services are new conducted online via Zoom gatherings. For more information, contact: mrmpreus@gmail.com. 

The Community of St. Martin, located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, was established in the fall of 1984 and describes its vision in the following way:

We strive to be an ecumenical Christian community. Rooted in Scripture, sharing worship and ministry, we affirm active nonviolence, love of justice and peace, and the integrity of God’s creation. Acknowledging our complicity in the materialism and oppression of the dominant culture, we seek to practice loving hospitality and care-filled stewardship of God’s gifts of ourselves, land, time and possessions. Through an ongoing process of action and reflection we seek to shape our lives according to our faith and the urgings of the Spirit. We commit ourselves to one another and to the way of Jesus Christ. Our community is open to all who share these values.

Community of St. Martin Statement on Racism

July 1, 2020

As an ecumenical Christian Community committed to non-violence we abhor the violence of racism and white supremacy and the recent killing of George Floyd and other Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The Community of St. Martin affirms the dignity of all people, and in particular, that Black lives matter.  We acknowledge that we live on land stolen from the Anishinaabe and Dakota people, that the lands we occupy are sacred, and that racism violates the dignity and rights of all people. We acknowledge our own complicity and commit ourselves to pursue justice and peace through active nonviolence in our communities, our cities, and our nation. We work with others to dismantle racism and white supremacy in all its personal, cultural, and institutional forms.